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Bandits kill Army General along Abuja-Lokoja highway

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed Major-Gen. Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army.

The Army said the incident happened on Thursday while the senior officer’s vehicle was travelling through Lokoja-Abuja highway.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on his vehicle and whisked away the wife.

Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said a delegation has been sent to Ahmed’s family.

The statement reads; “With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, Officers and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army.

“The sad incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road yesterday 15 July 2021.

“A delegation from the Army Headquarters led by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family. Members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) led by the Deputy National President, Mrs Stella Omozoje have also visited the family to condole with them.

“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Thursday 16 July 2021 by 10. 00 am.”

Ahmed was recently appointed as a director at the army headquarters in Abuja.

 
 
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